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  1. rue3

    garden rue, herb of grace

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rue

    To mourn is to feel or express sadness or distress because of some loss, affliction, or misfortune; mourning is thought of as prolonged, grief or regret may be transient. One may grieve or mourn, regret, rue, or sorrow without a sound; he bemoans with suppressed and often inarticulate sounds of grief; he bewails with passionate utterance, whether of inarticulate cries or of spoken words. He laments in plaintive or pathetic words, as the prophet Jeremiah in his "Lamentations." One deplores with settled sorrow which may or may not find relief in words. One is made to rue an act by some misfortune resulting, or by some penalty or vengeance inflicted because of it. One regrets a slight misfortune or a hasty word; he sorrows over the death of a friend.

    bemoan, bewail, deplore, grieve, lament, mourn, regret, sorrow

    be joyful, exult, joy, make merry, rejoice, triumph

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolensnoun

    European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy

    herb of grace, regret, ruefulness, sorrow

  2. ruenoun

    leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

    herb of grace, regret, ruefulness, sorrow

  3. sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulnessnoun

    sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment

    "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game"

    regret, ruefulness, grief, sorrow, sorrowfulness, herb of grace, sadness

  4. rueverb

    (French) a street or road in France

    herb of grace, regret, ruefulness, sorrow

  5. repent, regret, rueverb

    feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about

    atone, regret, repent

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rueverb

    regret, deplore, lament, repent of, be sorry for, grieve for

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rueverb

    regret, deplore

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rue":

    street, eul, thoroughfare, streetinvolved, st.

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. rue

    Ruta graveolens, common rue, countryman's treacle, garden rue, German rue, herb of grace, ruta

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  1. Bea Arthur:

    Bea came from a New York stage point of view, rue McClanahan always had what we call ‘ the fourth wall. ’ And Betty came from a television point of view. She would flirt with the audience, and pull up her skirt and say, ‘ Hi, sailor. ’ But Bea never acknowledged the audience.

  2. Persian:

    Both white and black acknowledge women?s sway, So much the better and the wiser too, Deeming it most convenient to obey, Or possibly they might their folly rue.*

  3. John Thune:

    The Democrats are going to rue the day. If they go forward with this, they are going to rue the day because the nuclear winter that will ensue in the Senate if they move forward with this is, it's just going to be, it will completely paralyze the Senate.

  4. Rahm Emanuel:

    This President's decided to immerse This President in the investigation, the scandal, and not do a degree of separation... and say,' I'm not going to let that affect the business that the people elected me.' They're going to rue the day they didn't do that.

  5. Alderman Robin Rue Simmons:

    Robin Rue Simmons had to do something radically different to address the racial divide that we had in our city, which includes historic oppression, exclusion and divestment in the Black community.

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